March 2013 Entries

Add a "Flagged Email" folder in Favorites (of Navigation Pane) for Outlook 2010

I don't remember ever have to set this up before, but I don't see it in my Outlook 2010 at work. Here are the steps:In Navigation pane, right-click on "Search Folders", select "New Search Folder"In the dialogue box, under "Reading Mail", select "Mail flagged for follow up", then click "OK"A new folder shows up in the Search Folders. Right-click on that and select "Show in Favorites"Press the Easy button ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:31 AM | Comments (21)

Zune player wins over iTune, hands down... in mini player mode

Maybe this is me not really knowing all the in's and out's of IOS. I just couldn't get the iTune to play my video podcast in mini player mode. Either I get a screen that is tiny like a thumbnail, or I get a player that takes up half of the screen. Even though I starting to like my iPhone more and more, this feature is a score 1 for Microsoft. So much so that I've decided to carry 3 mobile devices for the short future (iPhone, Zune, my own dumb phone). And after moving all my podcasts to iPhone, I ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:19 PM | Comments (0)

Sad that Google Reader is coming to an end

I just never liked Twitter; RSS is my way.  But is that because Google Reader has been such a good tool?  Now it's gone, what will I use?  I don't know just yet, but I really don't think I'll go back to Twitter.  Buy Microsoft outlook and port over my RSS?  Yikes!  I tried Feedly, don't like it.

Suggestions?  Advice?  Time to move on into the 21st century?

Posted On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:03 PM | Comments (0)

Be careful setting up disc for SQL Server

Been going through different setup for SQL server setup. One problem I ran into was that I ran into this error "{FileName}.mdf is Compressed But Does not Reside in a Read-only Database or Filegroup. The File Must be Decompressed".First Bing search result put me through to a path trying to alter the backup file, but that didn't work. After reading this one ( I was able to fix ......

Posted On Monday, March 18, 2013 3:21 PM | Comments (0)

Tried making a striped volume out of my old hard drives

Brought in 2 perfectly working 400GB SATA drives and needed to set up a spare drive at work to keep the SQL files. Was on my merry way to create a striped volume, and bang, bang, bang, bang. Just can't do it.Found out you CANNOT convert to dynamic disk if you are one of the following:portable computersremovable disksdetachable disks that use Universal Serial Bus (USB) or IEEE 1394 (also called FireWire) interfacesdisks connected to shared SCSI buses Reference: ......

Posted On Monday, March 18, 2013 9:46 AM | Comments (0)

Different Mind Set Between Data Warehouse and System Integration

I love doing database design with people. I've done my fair share of database modeling on my own; those are the easy projects, sure, but with no feedback. However, working with people on database never fails to help me look at things from different perspective.A very simple thing like whether a NOT NULL table column should have default values get very different reaction from a BI guy and a System Integration guy. Let me put some of the priorities out from different projects I've been in to help understand ......

Posted On Friday, March 1, 2013 2:54 PM | Comments (0)

Liking my Zune player more and more everyday. HAHAHA

This is me on the latest gadget, I just don't get them. First, there is certain price factor attached to them that unless they are proportional to the hype and my want, I won't even look at them until years later I see them at 50% of the original cost, then I'll look at them.Second, I have so many things to do daily that I almost never get to purchase something on the day I see them. The result is after a night's sleep, I decided I don't really need them so I'll wait until they are reasonably priced. ......

Posted On Friday, March 1, 2013 2:03 PM | Comments (0)

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